Purchasing Division

The Purchasing Division provides a centralized system for the management of public funds expended for procurement of materials, supplies, equipment, professional, consulting, and other services, and construction via competitive pricing of the appropriate product quality for timely delivery. Purchasing also provides for transfer or disposal of surplus property.


The stated purpose of the division is to encourage competition among vendors and contractors, to provide for the fair and equitable treatment of all persons involved in public purchasing by this City, to maximize the purchasing value of public funds in procurement so that high quality goods and services may be obtained at the lowest possible price and to increase public confidence in procurement practices by providing safeguards for maintaining a procurement system of quality and integrity.


Suffolk Public Transit (SPT) is seeking information about vendors and contractors for the goods and services the agency purchases. SPT is partially federally funded and is attempting to build our Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) program aimed at helping socially and economically disadvantaged companies complete in procurements that use federal funds. SPT would appreciate input from the public and DBE firms in particular. We are seeking information concerning the availability of disadvantaged businesses, how we can facilitate relationships with DBE companies, and assistance in expanding opportunities for DBE's.

SPT will be hosting a meeting on November 27, 2017, at 10:00 AM in Suffolk City Hall, Room 2036, 442 West Washington Street, Suffolk, VA 23434.

To provide a wider forum for comments, the meeting can also be attended via tele-conference.

Written comments and inputs will be also accepted until November 28, 2017.

To register for the tele-conference, the meeting, or to provide written comments, contact Jay Smigielski, Purchasing Agent, at [email protected]